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Right to common access

 

Sweden is one of few countries in the world with a special tradition of Right to Common access. This allows you to hike or camp, pick wild berries and mushrooms, swim or enjoy nature even on private property - unless there are signs or fences saying anything else. However there can be local restrictions, fences must not be crossed and littering is prohibited by law. Reserves and bird sanctuaries can be closed for visitors during breeding season (often spring - summer). To maintain our possibility of sharing a pure nature we must follow recommendations to Swedish laws: do not destroy, disturb, light fires or litter, show respect to people, wildlife and agriculture crops and do not trespass with motor vehicles. -10C. This treat is often combined with sauna bathing.

Swedish Holidays
The most important holidays in Sweden are Christmas eve and Midsummer eve. Christmas is celebrated on the 24th and almost every Swedish home get visited by Santa Claus (Jultomten), New years eve is celebrated with fire works and Champagne. During February - March Swedish schools have spring breaks for one week. Easter is celebrated by eating eggs. Children disguised as Easter witches rings on your doorbell to exchange an Easter letter (mostly a drawing) for candy. This is performed on the Easter Thursday, a combined Christian and pagan tradition. 1th of May is Labour day. Sweden´s national holiday is the 6th of June. Midsummer is always celebrated during the weekend around the 20-24th of June, and also a holiday with pagan sentences. The harvest is celebrated and the middle of summer. Poles covered with flowers are risen and each unmarried girl is to pick 7 different flowers to put under her pillow - then she will dream of her coming husband. There are different local holidays as well, none that will change general opening hours.

 

Swedish midsummer in June